I just posted last night too, but find myself compelled to post again. I think I am going to have to side with Chaz - you truly are blessed in your story telling, and should find a professional outlet for your writing(s). I find myself rushing home to check the board to see if you have posted a new chapter, and am always elated to find a new chapter posted. I have read a few stories on this board, and usually I lose interest in them quickly as the outcome is more often than not predictable. But each time your added post(s) throws a new curve on the plot. BRAVO!!
This story is refreshing and enlightening. I think in this day and age our ability to obtain instant gratification, chivalry and TRUE LOVE very often get passed by, or worse yet, neglected. I've been single for two years now after a 13 year relationship, and I so long for what you have created between Ted and Brad. Maybe I am being too over zealous, or wishing upon that star too drastically, but damnit I want that... Maybe it is something we all desire (I hope...)
I don't usually post much, I more of a lurker, but on those few occasions I find a post or whatever, I let the originator know my gratitude for their efforts. You have ignited a glimmer of hope in my heart that there is someone out there... Sorry to write such a dreary post in this wonderful story, but I just had to get it off my chest.
Thank you again for such an outstanding story. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
"Sometimes you have to take things the way they are, not the way you want them to be or the way they could have been, and sometimes it turns out that what you thought you really wanted, is nothing compared to what you get ..."I can't recall where I found that, nor who said it, but I thought it fit really well here for some reason...
Well, off of my soapbox for now -take care of yourself Neil, you'll be in my thoughts. Be well...
-Brad (yes, that is my name, how ironic, eh? )